Hello Everyone ! I will not be updating my page on Early Work Mercantile this evening..I am shooting for tomorrow evening ( the 15th) at 7:30 pm eastern time..This update will be various Pumpkin Folks...This coming week I will be making witches !!!
I hope you can stop by my update tomorrow evening. Until then, be happy !

 Hello Everyone! Welcome to another Halloween update. If you would like to make a purchase from tonight's update, please email me at thebuttonbox@twc.com . Please include the name of the item you want ( maybe a second choice item, in case the first item is gone !) your zip code and how you wish to pay for your order. I accept PAYPAL, check and money order..I must hold shipping  until your check has cleared the bank....Thank you all so much for stopping by..I appreciate each of you, even if you're just taking the time to browse....Blessings, Lynn



Halloween Frame
Sold ~ Thanks Jen




I love this !!! I took a plain old paper mache frame. I painted, heavily sanded and aged it. I added a wonderful vintage witch photo that has been printed onto aged fabric. To the frame I added aged cheesecloth, aged black cotton and vintage, aged orange trim. I also made a wooden tag with a stitched tab that reads Merry Halloween. I made another wooden tag and with aged paper , added a 31 to it and attached to the frame with rusty wire. There's also a clean feather, husk and a piece of aged trim and metal fasteners. The frame itself measures 10 x 8 and the photo opening is 6 3/4 x 5 inches.There's an easel back for standing or you can lean it up.
Halloween Frame is $27 plus shipping




Dotty
SOLD~ Thank you Diane M

 This sweet wee sized witch is mounted on a weathered wood base. Dotty is 15 inches tall including her hat. Her sweet face is hand stitched with brown wool hair There's lots of detail to her..Including her stitched Merry Halloween flag which is sewn to a heavy piece of wire, a wispy broom and a hand shaped , clay pumpkin bucket. I love her sweet dress and her arm holding the bucket is wired for posing. Dotty comes signed and dated..$60 plus shipping






                                                               The Gray Witch
                             SOLD Thank you Rebecca




I love this witch ..She's 15.5 inches tall including her hat. She is mounted to a weathered wood base. She wears a gray print dress, black cotton apron and collar with a gray striped skirt. I stitched some aged, vintage trim to her apron and hat.

I love her necklace and I added a vintage bead to her neckline.
She has a sweet stitched face and wool hair. Her garland is made from hand shaped, clay jack o lanterns strung together on heavy rusted wire. She carries a wispy broom, hand made and there's a pumpkin bucket attached to her broom and an awesome necklace made from vintage styled beads.
The Gray Witch is $60 plus shipping..lot's of hand work in this Wee Witch

Cupcake Stand Jack
#1
Sold ~ Thank you Rebecca

I saw a photo of a pumpkin cupcake on a cupcake pedestal.So I thought, I can make that from wood and fabric ! I have assembled a solid wood candle stick and and wood base , painted and aged them and added a small piece of wooden dowel to the centers, That is what the sweet heads are mounted to This sweet piece is 12 inches tall, NOT including his stem. He is painted, sanded and aged with a stitched face. He is surrounded with aged sisal. I thought he needed just a wee something to finish him off..I drilled a small hole and added a wooden tag that reads 31..it's attached to the base with rusty wire...Comes signed and dated..I love these !!!! $32 plus shipping

Cupcake Stand Jack #2
Sold~ Thank you Kevin
I saw a photo of a pumpkin cupcake on a cupcake pedestal.So I thought, I can make that from wood and fabric ! I have assembled a solid wood candle stick and and wood base , painted and aged them and added a small piece of wooden dowel to the centers, That is what the sweet heads are mounted to This sweet piece is 12 inches tall, NOT including his stem. He is painted, sanded and aged with a stitched face. He is surrounded with aged sisal. I thought he needed just a wee something to finish him off..I drilled a small hole and added a wooden tag that reads 31..it's attached to the base with rusty wire...Comes signed and dated..I love these !!!! $32 plus shipping

Cupcake Stand Jack #3
SOLD~ Thank you Carolyn!

I saw a photo of a pumpkin cupcake on a cupcake pedestal.So I thought, I can make that from wood and fabric ! I have assembled a solid wood candle stick and and wood base , painted and aged them and added a small piece of wooden dowel to the centers, That is what the sweet heads are mounted to This sweet piece is 12 inches tall, NOT including his stem. He is painted, sanded and aged with a stitched face. He is surrounded with aged sisal. I thought he needed just a wee something to finish him off..I drilled a small hole and added a wooden tag that reads 31..it's attached to the base with rusty wire...Comes signed and dated..I love these !!!! $32 plus shipping



                                                              Cone Ornament
                                            SOLD, Thank you Stephanie

I made these ornaments last month..I knew I had one more cone somewhere!
This sweet ornament can hang from anywhere, there's a long rusty wire hanger.This ornament measures 13 inches from the star dangling at the very bottom of the cone to her hat, this measurement does not include her hanger. The cone is painted, heavily sanded and aged with a wire hanger. Her body is a dried Indian corn cob, her head is cotton with a stitched face, beaded eyes and wool hair. She has a black print dress, aged chenille arms  and a hand shaped , clay pumpkin bucket.
I also made her a wispy broom and the cone is filled with clean straw and corn husks. I also made a wood and aged paper tag that reads 31 and is attached to the cone with wire.
SO much detail work! $30 plus shipping.


Sunflower Witch
SOLD~ Thank you Elaine!
Elaine, her face isn't as dark as it appears here !

Just a close up



I love these witches ! She is made to hang and measures 21 inches long with her hat. Her clothes are made from aged tabacco cloth, cotton and old coverlet.. Her face is stitched and she has wool hair.I lover her big old sunflower patch, it's printed on aged fabric. She wears the sweetest , tiny crow around her neck..I made it from cotton, painted and aged it with beaded eyes and a formed the feet from wire. Love it !
She carries a wispy broom and a tiny, hand shaped, clay , dirty white pumpkin head hanging from rusty wire.  There's lots of hand made detail to this sweet hanging witch. 
Sunflower Witch is $54 pus shipping.

Pumpkin Witch
SOLD ~ Thank you Candi!



Just a close up




She is made to hang and measures 22 inches long with her hat. Her clothes are made from aged tobacco cloth, cotton and old coverlet.. Her face is stitched and she has wool hair.I lover her pumpkin patch patch, it's printed on aged fabric. She wears the sweetest , tiny crow around her neck..I made it from cotton, painted and aged it with beaded eyes and a formed the feet from wire. Love it !
She carries a wispy broom and a tiny, hand shaped, clay , dirty white pumpkin head hanging from rusty wire.  There's lots of hand made detail to this sweet hanging witch. 
Pumpkin  Witch is $54 pus shipping.

Talulah
SOLD~ Thank you Christa
Talulah is 28 inches from her feet to the tip of her hat.She is made from heavily aged osnaburg with a stitched face and wool hair. She wears a gray checked skirt with matching pants. She has silver glass beads down the front of her jacket and a few at the bottom of her shirt. She wears a tabacco cloth collar, an aged, vintage lace trim on her jacket and black striped hands and legs. Her name patch is stitched and her plump pumpkin or made from the most beautiful burnt orange Austrian wool with a real, dried pumpkin stem. Talulah is $72 plus shipping




Thank you for stopping by!!!!




Good Morning ! I have 10 new Halloween offerings nearly finished. My biggest problem is making time for the actual update! I think I'm going to have to have an afternoon update, rather than the usual evening update..I hate to do that because I know so many of you are working during the day. I will post the exact time and day hopefully later today..Until then, have a happy day !

Hello Everyone! It's so beautiful outside that it sure makes it difficult to be in the my work room in the basement..But that;s what I've been doing, and I've been busy! I will soon be posting an update..It will be next week and i will post update information as that day grows near..until, I wish you all a happy day !


Hello and welcome to my first fall update for this year. As always, if you would like to make a purchase, please email me at thebuttonbox@twc.com . Be sure to include the name of the item, your zip code and how you wish to pay. I accept PAYPAL, check or money order. If paying by check, I have to wait until the check clears before  shipping. Items that are paid for tonight or tomorrow will be shipped out on Monday. I will also have a small update to my Early Work Mercantile page on the evening of the 14th and those details will be posted as that day draws near. Thank you all for stopping by....Many Blessings ~ Lynn


Halloween Boards~
I have 3 of these. All are made in the same manor. All are mounted to an old, grey, weathered barn board and hung from very heavy rusted wire. Each board has a Jack head, they are flat on the back so they sit nicely on their boards. Each board has a nice, black, wooden distressed frame mounted right to the board.
I have added just a bit of aged sisal here and there and each board has a rusted bottle cap with a number 31 inside. These are so nice !
Halloween Boards are 15.5 to 17 inches tall( board #1 is 17 inches).
Each Halloween Board will come signed and dated and they are $38 plus shipping.

Halloween Board #1
SOLD 


Halloween Board #2
SOLD

Just a close up of #2
The framed print reads:
"Jack O Lantern, pumpkin head
He is a fearful sight
If I were you, I'd be afraid
to meet him in the nigh "!
~author unknown

Halloween Board #3
Sold


This is the frame for #3. It reads:
" Lock the doors, Turn out the lights
Or ghosts and goblins will spook you tonight
Get into bed, pull your covers up tight
Close your eyes ll the morning be light"




~BUCKET BOARDS ~

I have 2 of these !!! Each bucket board is 17 inches tall and has a half , rusty but solid sap bucket attached to it! Awesome !
Each Bucket Board has a 2 headed pumpkin guy with a stump body.
The bucket is filled with clean straw, cattails , corn husk and some aged and dried Indian corn cobs. Each bucket has a wooden tag that I hung with rusted wire to the canvas strap. Each wooden tag has aged paper and a crow! These are so wonderful...I promise you will love them!


Bucket Board #1 OR
SOLD

full photo of #1


Bucket Board #2
SOLD

Just a close up of #2


~Cone Ornaments~
I have 5. All cone ornaments have a wee sized with or Jack made with a corn cob body. They have either a black or grey print dress and black velvet collar band and a black stocking hat.The witches have sprigs of wool hair. The cones are paper mache and have been painted, sanded and then aged. They hang nicely from a long rusty wire hanger. Each "doll" holds a very tiny clay pumpkin bucket, hand made. They each have a wee sized broom tucked inside their cone as well as corn husks and clean straw. I also made each cone a wooden tag with a background, printed paper and the number 31 and attached them to the cones with rusted wire. These are just awesome and there's  A LOT of work and detail into these guys. Please specify which cone you'd like  by their number.
Each cone comes signed and dated on the back of their tags.
.

Cone #1
SOLD


Cone #2
SOLD

Just a close op of #2


Cone #3
SOLD
My favorite !

 Just a close up of #3


Cone #4
SOLD

Close up of Cone #4


 Cone #5
SOLD

Close up of #5
SOLD


Jack ~ in a ~ Box
I have 3, and they are 3 sizes, small, medium and large.
Each is made from a paper mache box and the lid is attached.
Each box has a stump style pumpkin doll with corn husks and a necklace with a wooden tag reading "31".
Each pumpkin doll comes with a broom and the box is filled with
clean straw, a waxed corn cob and decorative sticks and corn husks. The large box has a rusty moon. Each box has a print or label attached to the front . Each box is priced differently and their sizes , of course, are different. I have added this information below each box. They will come signed and dated. Prices DO NOT include shipping.

Jack in a Box #1
SOLD


13 inches tall and 10 inches wide, he's a hefty size !



Jack in a Box #2
SOLD

This guy is the medium and he is 11.5 inches tall.



 Jack in a Box #3
SOLD
 This is the small box. This guy is 9- 10 inches tall.


Thank you all for stopping by!!!